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Glasgow’s TRNSMT to extend to two weekends in 2018

By | Published on Friday 17 November 2017


The Glasgow-based TRNSMT festival, the sort-of but-not-quite replacement of T In The Park that launched earlier this year, will return across two weekends in 2018.

Similar to the London-based All Points East festival that is being launched by AEG next year, the 2018 edition of TRNSMT – which is produced by Live Nation’s DF Concerts – will consist of a conventional three-day festival one weekend (29 Jun-1 Jul), and then some standalone shows at the same Glasgow Green site a week later (6+8 Jul).

DF Concerts boss Geoff Ellis told reporters: “After such a successful first year in 2017, we’re absolutely delighted to extend the transmissions at TRNSMT Festival into two weekends to better the experience for the amazing TRNSMT fans next year”.

Continuing, Ellis added: “We’re bringing even more of the best artists from around the world to Glasgow Green and making sure Glasgow is the place to be this summer. The event is now established at the heart of the Scottish music calendar and we are looking forward to announcing the line-up for both weekends soon, as well as the additional festival aspects TRNSMT has to offer, so stay tuned!”

Backing the event, the leader of Glasgow City Council, Susan Aitken, remarked: “Cultural tourism is extremely important to us and a festival, held in the city’s premier events space at Glasgow Green, will play a key role in bringing people to the city from all over Scotland and further afield. That is not only good news for the thousands of people who will enjoy the event; but for hundreds of city businesses in the tourism, leisure and hospitality sectors that support thousands of jobs”.